15 Openers To Start A Conversation On Bumble

tips for how to start a conversation on BumbleConfused about how to start a conversation on Bumble or Tinder? Try any of these 15 openers to get the ball rolling and connect with more men through the dating apps.

how to start a converstion on bumbleHow to Start a Conversation on Bumble or Tinder

As you know on Tinder, anyone can start a conversation, but on Bumble the woman must initiate.

Either way, it’s time to figure out how to get a man’s attention on the dating app so you can find “The One.”

Humor is a winning approach. Bumble, Tinder, and Hinge offer suggestions about how to open a conversation and I borrowed a couple of those.

Then I’ve added several of my own one-liners to the list below.

The idea is to stand out and capture a man’s attention. Many of my coaching clients started out using really lame openers.

You definitely want to avoid anything that can be answered with yes, no or “good.”

Typical Small Talk Won’t Work

For example, a lot of women try, “How is your week going?” This makes no sense because the only thing a man can answer is “good” and where does that lead?

Nowhere. You don’t know each other so, no one is going to start explaining what actually happened during the week. This question is better for people you already know.

Once I explained to these women how to better engage men through the apps, that all changed and so did their results!

You want to make him curious about you so, he wants to know MORE about you. That way, he’ll respond, and you can enter a conversation to see if there’s a connection.

The Goal Is to Get a Date

To get a date, you need to stand out from all the other women on the app. Some of these tips for how to start a conversation on Bumble are one-liners and others have a flirty twist.

Try a bunch of them to see what works best for you.

Naturally, you can start by asking him a question about something in his profile or photos.

However, there are plenty of men who don’t say much about themselves, write next to nothing or have little going on in their photos.

These suggestions are for when these usual options are not available.

The first few simple texts pose basic questions directed at singles over 50. If you are younger, you’ll get the idea and can create your own comparisons more suitable for your own age group.

For example, a Glamour Magazine article recommended this question about the TV show Friends, “Do you think Ross and Rachel ever really broke up?”

This works for older singles who watched the show when it aired life, as well as, younger people discovering the show today on Netflix.

How to Get a Date on Bumble

What do all of these suggestions have in common? They don’t pry or require revealing anything too personal. The openers are fun, non-threatening and easy to respond to which is why they are so effective.

More than anything, you want to avoid reaching out with qualifying questions because you’ll get no real answers. However, you can push men away who don’t want to be interrogated.

The goal is to create some fun while connecting so you get a chance to talk on the phone and then meet. That is the point, right?

The easier and more fun you make the first contact, the more likely you will create a deeper connection and get a date!

First Bumble Message

1. Coke or Pepsi?

The “Cola Wars” have been going on for decades and it’s fun to find out which side someone will take. It’s not personal and comes out of nowhere, bringing back memories of a more youthful time for the person you ask.

2. Rolling Stones or the Beatles?

Taking you back to the ’60s and the time of the British invasion (here in the US) is another great way to recapture a youthful feeling. That’s perfect for singles over 50, but it is a fair question about the musical preference for any age.

3. Dawson’s Creek or Party of Five?

This is another fun comparison based on TV watching in the 90s. Both shows were pure fun entertainment and will likely bring back enjoyable memories. Or pick your own shows to ask about.

4. Mountains vs. seashore?

Exploring the idea of where you prefer to spend your free time can open up a rich path for a conversation about vacations and where people feel their best.

5. What’s your favorite pizza?

Some people are purists and like only cheese, while others consider a wide range of toppings from spinach and broccoli to bacon or pineapple. it’s just a fun question and easy to answer.

Cute First Messages on Bumble

6. What’s your favorite travel destination?

Who doesn’t like to go on vacation? Talking about travel and vacation will likely put someone in a good mood in the same way time off does.

You can learn a lot about a person’s sense of adventure from where they like to go and if they repeat the same vacation over and over or always go someplace new.

7. How do you spend a rainy Sunday?

This question helps you learn about a person’s free time and how creative they get with it.

Does the guy just watch sports or movies or look for something more stimulating like a museum? Or maybe they get a few friends together and play cards.

8. What’s your sign?

Asking about Astrology is always a fun line of conversation. People love to talk about themselves without getting too personal.

Even if he’s not interested, chances are he’ll know his Sun Sign.

9. Did you just wink at me?

This is a playful, flirty one-liner meant to get a man thinking. Obviously, he didn’t wink at you, but that doesn’t matter. Flirting is fun and this is one way to start.

10. What do you do when you’re not making me melt?

Another flirty opener, this appeals to his masculine side and ego. Telling a man he makes you melt is so flattering and could warm him up to you in case he needs it.

What To Say On Bumble – More Suggestions

11. What would you do if you won the lottery?

Here’s how you might learn a little bit about his dreams by asking what he’d do if he didn’t have to work anymore or came into a lot of money. Pure fun.

12. Jazz, Rock or Country?

Music is a great topic to start a conversation and this is a classic question. A lot of men love music and will be happy to wax on about their favorite genres and artists. Having musical interests in common can help you bond.

13. East or West coast?

Everyone has a preference, and this is also a way to discover where he’s from. This question is a great example of how to start a conversation on Bumble or other dating apps.

14. Tell me two truths and a lie.

I had never heard of this little game but apparently, it’s become quite popular as a conversation starter.

You’ll have to guess which one is the lie and you can see how this creates plenty to text about. Be creative with your own responses!

15. Can I buy you a drink or do you prefer the cash?

This is an old pick up line that comes at a man out of nowhere and will get his attention for sure.

Another flirty option, the humor in this one-liner could open doors and start conversations with men you might not connect with otherwise.

Messaging a guy on Bumble or Tinder

So, there you have it. If you’ve been racking your brain about how to start a conversation on Bumble, now you’ve got 15 creative ways to reach out on the apps and start a conversation with a man. Now you have no excuses!

Be brave and be bold! Don’t just try the one about pizza – try some of the flirty starters because you never know exactly what the thing is that will help you connect with “The One” and be the start of the magic that love is.

When you are gripping tightly, hoping each man could be “The One” you are not at your best. The most important thing you can do is simply have fun.

If a man doesn’t respond, move on. There are so many men out there and more join every day.

The more you can simply relax, enjoy the process and allow yourself to see the potential for humor, the better your results will be.

Stop wondering how to start a conversation on Bumble and just do it!

If you want more online dating tips, check out my program How to Sizzle vs. Fizzle Online or hire me to write your profile for you.

Single for too long, Ronnie wanted to find love. So, she made a few tweaks and then dated 30 men in 15 months to meet her adorable husband Paul. Discovering the keys to midlife dating, she founded It’s Never Too Late for Love to help other smart, successful women find love too! Her mission is to share her proven dating advice  and keen insights about men with women everywhere who are serious about finding love with the right man. Ronnie Ann Ryan, MBA, CCC is a Certified Coach who has helped 1,000’s of midlife women with her Love & Dating Coach services. She’s been featured on BBC’s 5 Live Radio, NBC, ABC, and Fox News, NPR, eHarmony, MSN.com, MORE.com, Connecticut Magazine among others around the world. An established author, you can find her 6 books on Amazon.

5 thoughts on “15 Openers To Start A Conversation On Bumble”

  1. What about when all a girl says is “Hi” or “Hey”

    How do you respond without doing too much but still showing you’re interested.

    • Hey Dar – if she doesn’t chat with you, move on to someone else. You can’t make anyone be friendly or like you. If it requires too much work to have a conversation, that let’s you know the person is not interested.

  2. I’m 62 single, attractive, live in southern California. I had so many wonderful men in my past and I love being single and independent. I had a man friend from the past look me up last year – we had a lot of fun when in our twenties. But it was completely different now in our 60’s. I found it was too much work. I do not like the texting back and forth. If you’re at home doing nothing why not pick up the phone? I told him I am not a Pen Pal and that if he wants to know how I am doing or go out to CALL ME. After several months it stopped after a date we had. A month went by and he never called and never texted. I wont call men or text them ever, unless i have a specific reason. Men seem to like to text because they can do this to multiple women at the same time. That showed me he was not interested. I discovered I was not missing anything, since he was cheap on dates and drank too much. Most women are so desperate with the phone in the hand all the time. Terrible that people forgot real communication. Have fun ladies wasting your time texting men. The ones that like you and find you different will CALL you. Raise the bar and set the standards

    • Hi Mae – great stage name! You are a smart cookie – thanks for sharing your experience and advice about texting – it sure can be a huge waste of time. I’m with you – pick up the phone if you want my attention. Anyone reading this post my want to get advice about texting too.

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